Maybe. Honey Bunches of Oats are technically safe for your dog to eat, but they’re not healthy. Honey Bunches of Oats are made with wheat and corn, which aren’t essential ingredients in the canine diet (a.k.a empty calories). The cereal is also packed with sugar and preservatives, which tax your dog’s digestive system and encourage unnecessary weight gain.
The Bottom Line
- If you feel compelled to share cereal, we suggest serving a more beneficial variety, such as bran flakes.
- If you do offer your dog Honey Bunches of Oats, do so very sparingly and in very small amounts. Be aware that you’ll be helping your dog develop sugar cravings.
- Never offer Honey Bunches of Oats as a full meal or as an enticement for your dog to eat his usual food.
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